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“Good cocktails and actually good value”
Review of Skyview

Skyview
Ranked #5 of 16 Nightlife in Doha
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Lewes, United Kingdom
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80 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
“Good cocktails and actually good value”
Reviewed 3 December 2013

Going to address a couple of issues had by previous reviewers first...

Minimum spend per person is on Thursday and Fridays now and is 200 Riyals. This isn't much when you consider what drinks and food cost. Not sure if that applies to non guests only though as we were guests and went on a Sunday.

There is a dress code of smart casual so no shorts for men, no jeans for women (although we broke the jeans rule and didn't get picked up on this). I (man) was in jeans, trainers and shirt.

As guests we made a reservation and didn't need to provide any ID or even our room card, just told them our names. They also offered to hold our table if we left to go eat in a restaurant elsewhere in the hotel and come back later which was a nice surprise.

We asked for a table on the edge/good view and as one was available we got it, guessing they go first though.

The picture with the ad isn't from the bar, the view isn't that nice but it's good.

In the end we stayed and ate from the sushi menu they have there. 6 nigiri (raw fish on rice) and 9 maki (mixed filled rolls of rice), 4 cocktails and a beer came in at 500 Riyals (about £85) which is actually quite good value, especially considering where you are!

Cocktails were good and also quite strong so I feel at £12-13 a go you get a good deal.

Music changed nicely throughout evening, getting more clubby as the night went.

As with most places in Qatar, people smoke a lot which can be an unpleaseant surprise for those of us used to no smoking bars and restaurants. as this is outside though it is less of an issue.

Haven't been to any other bars in Doha though so can't do a comparison.

Visited December 2013
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UK
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102 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
“Amazing views and amazing staff”
Reviewed 18 November 2013

Visiting friends in Doha we visited the Sky View at La Cigale Hotel. Amazing views across Doha can be seen from all the seats. Staff were very attentive although they wouldnt let us sit near the glass as a party of 8 may come in through the night lol (they didnt). We did have lovely seats though. We had a Sushi platter which was lovely, drinks were nice and strong, music was lovely and just what we wanted to end my trip in Qatar.

Very tipsy on leaving here

Visited November 2013
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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 119 helpful votes
“Poor service, too loud and terrible crowd”
Reviewed 17 August 2013

If you like overly pretentious unfriendly people coupled with terrible service, Sky View is for you. Not only is the bar bad, the valet is even worse! They took 45 mins to find my car after they misplaced the key. No apology was offered and no one would admit that something went wrong.

La Cigale and Sky View, places well worth missing. Who needs all that negativity in their life?

Visited April 2013
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London, United Kingdom
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14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
“Lovely view, good music”
Reviewed 2 August 2013

A decent outdoor bar with a view over Doha with good cocktails albeit for Doha prices. We got a good table despite not having a reservation. The scanning of ID cards and foreign passports at the narrow, dark entrance suspiciously took too long - a turn-off.

Visited March 2013
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“Fantastic night out with un exceptional view”
Reviewed 17 May 2013 via mobile

The Sky view at La cigale Hotel has un exceptional view and a fantastic atmosphere. The staff are friendly and professional and the bar has a good selection of cocktails and drinks. The service is good and quite fast, but best of all the music is very good.
We had a very nice evening and will surely be back again shortly.

Visited May 2013
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